Wimbledon: Sania, Pavic pair enter mixed doubles SF

London, July 5 (Agency) Sania Mirza will make her first semifinal appearance in a Grand Slam in five years after the Indian ace and her Croatian partner Mate Pavic entered Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinal.The Indo-Croatian duo beat the fourth-seeded Australian-Canadian pair of John Peers and Gabriela Dabrowski 6-4, 3-6, 7-5 in one hour and 41 minutes here at the All England Club on Monday.

This will be Sania Mirza’s maiden Wimbledon mixed doubles semifinals as she was knocked out in the quarters thrice (2011, 2013 and 2015).Mirza, six-time Grand Slam champion, won three mixed doubles majors — 2009 Australian Open, 2012 French Open and the 2014 US Open.In the semifinals, Mirza and Pavic will face seventh-seeds Robert Farah of Colombia and Latvia’s Jeļena Ostapenko or second seeded Briton Neal Skupski and Desirae Krawczyk of the USA.